Fall 2013 Artist Feature

The submissions are in, the selections have been made, and it is off to production and copy-editing for The Laurentian Magazine.  In honor of the fantastic student work that will be published, we would like to feature one of the upcoming artists: Sam Weber ’15.

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About the Artwork

Piece title & Medium?
It’s a drawing done completely in Sharpie on heavy paper.  I used up six sharpies on it throughout the 32 hours that it took to complete. I recently decided to call it “Bewilderness.”  None of the words I could think of felt right, so I just made one up.
What was the context of its creation?
It was my final project for my drawing class during my first semester at SLU.
Can you explain your inspiration for the content?
After coming to St. Lawrence, my eyes were really opened to the delights that nature has to offer, and I wanted to evoke the same awe that should be felt when witnessing a beautiful natural landscape in the drawing’s audience.  I also wanted to play with expectations and exaggerate details to portray the endless surprises that nature has to offer if one takes the time to really observe it, which resulted in this fairly whimsical representation of wilderness
About the Artist
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I am an English/Environmental Studies major, and an Art minor.
How long have you been involved in art-making?  What is your favorite medium to work with?
I’ve always felt most content while making things, no matter what medium, but after creating this piece, I discovered that I really enjoy the boldness of drawing with Sharpies.
What is your favorite class you’ve taken so far at St. Lawrence?
So, my favorite art class that I’ve taken so far here at SLU was definitely Drawing with Kasarian Dane.  It improved my skills in areas that I didn’t even realize existed.
What are your plans and expectations for the future?
I always have some sort of art project on the back burner to keep me sane, and I don’t think that will ever change.

And just for fun…
What do you wish you had more time to do?
Just for fun!  Right now, I really wish that I had more time to bake! I feel like baking is another extension of art that people frequently overlook.  I secretly want to be the Cake Boss.
If you could have coffee/tea with anyone, ever who would it be?
If I were to have a coffee date with anyone, it would absolutely be Julia Child.  I’ve recently discovered a love for cooking, as well, and I would love to talk to her about her art, her travels, and her feisty, fun-loving perspective on life.
If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why?
If I were a kitchen utensil, I would absolutely be this fantastic old electric mixer that I have at home.  It belonged to my great-grandmother, and with the help of a bit of super glue, it still works beautifully.  It is the most resilient piece of technology I’ve ever encountered and it’s helped me make many a birthday cake over the years.
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Thank you, Sam, for all the wonderful answers, and thank you to everyone who submitted to the Fall 2013 issue!  Even if your piece wasn’t accepted this semester, we still truly enjoy reviewing your work– so don’t be discouraged, and please continue to submit.
Cheers to crunchy leaves, sweaters, and pumpkin-flavored confections–
Nicole Eigbrett ’14

About nleigb10

I'm a food geek, traveller, and senior at St. Lawrence double majoring Global Studies and Multi-Language Major.
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